Learning the Art of Auctioneering

License Requirements

Licensing requirements by state and which states require a license.

Auctioneer Schools

A complete list of certified auctioneer schools throughout the United States and Canada.

State Exam

The exam is drawn from applicable state statutes and administrative code chapters specific to the profession.


State of Wisconsin regulations pertaining to auctioneers and auction companies.

Auctioneers Sales & Use Tax

This explains how the 5% Wisconsin state sales and use taxes apply to sales made at auctions.


Reciprocity agreements between Wisconsin and other states regarding auctioneering licenses.

WAA Conference

The WAA Annual Conference is formulated for the auctioneer to gain direction and knowledge beyond the auction ring. Continue to enhance your knowledge of nationally renowned professional speakers through the outstanding seminars provided. The WAA conference provides interaction with auctioneers and professionals that have ideas and had situations arise in their business that are worthy of discussion. It is a great time to talk and have fellowship with others.

Conference Date

February 4th, 5th, & 6th


625 W Rolling Meadows Dr, Fond du Lac




Upcoming Events

Conference Continuing Education

We pledge to implement and conduct new courses, as well as the many other standard courses with updated materials usable by today’s generation, with the knowledge provided by the seasoned auctioneer and professional.

Statewide Continuing Education

Wisconsin Auctioneers Association holds the continuous education (CE) and returns 100% of your fees to market the auction profession. The courses will be conducted by professionals in their field.

Wisconsin Auctioneer Board

The Auctioneer Board is created in Wis. Stat. § 15.405(3) and works with the Department of Safety and Professional Services as outlined in Wis. Stat. ch. 480. The members of the Auctioneer Board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve 4-year terms. 

Virtual Learning

Cornerstone-edu Auctioneer Continuing Education

Cornerstone-edu is approved in Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Cornerstone-edu provides you with online classes that puts you in touch with information to grow your business and the required courses to renew your auctioneer license. Today’s auctioneers need to keep up with the rapidly changing marketplace, which has been altered dramatically in the last decade.

Licensing News

NAA Day on the Hill
NAA Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill is back! Join the NAA in bringing the auction industry to Capitol Hill! Schedule meetings with your elected Senators and Representatives in Washington DC for Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  Beforehand, on Tuesday, April 26, the NAA will be hosting a...

More Conference Notes & Updates
More Conference Notes & Updates

Conference time is getting closer! A few last minute notes. 1. The Legislative Town Hall gets an early start on Friday morning. You won't want to miss this important discussion! Come and share your thoughts and ideas on these very important items: Legislative Town...

Did You Know?

In 1990, Auctions in Wisconsin totaled $975 million annually, not including sheriff’s sales and real estate auctions. There were 300 full-time and 100 part-time auctioneers in the state and 17,500 auctions were held in Wisconsin that year.

Did you Know?

In 1985, the National Auctioneers Association had 6,200 members and the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association had 170 members.

Did You Know?

Our three founding members were:
John Ioge of Taylor, WI
Clarence Olson of Galesville, WI
Louis Primus of Fairchild, WI

Did You Know?

The Wisconsin Auction law seeks to establish minimum standards and competencies for Auctioneers regarding their legal and ethical responsibilities to the public, their clients and fellow Auctioneers.

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